A Weekly Guide to Cooking, Great Depression Style.
After placing several items back in their place at the market, I finally saw something that made me smile and it was even smiling back!!
That precious bear on the jar of honey was an old friend, and he invited me to renew our friendship with the price tag of less than two dollars. A favorite recipe came to mind, and I proceeded to the meat department. Chicken can cost you less than most meats while giving you a bounty of protein and a minimum of fat. Pick the pieces your family likes or buy a whole chicken. Forget the rotisserie and prepackaged chicken that claim to save you time and enjoy a simple pleasure of preparing a delectable meal. This recipe combines honey and chicken for a dish loved by even the pickiest eater.
Honey, I Love the Chicken
3 lbs. chicken
½ cup flour
1 t salt
¼ t pepper
1 stick butter
¼ cup honey
¼ cup lemon juice
1 T soy sauce
What to do with it all:
(1) Melt half the butter in a pan and roll the chicken in the butter and then in the flour. Place in a large casserole dish.
(2) Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
(3) Melt the other half of the butter and add honey, lemon juice, and soy sauce. (I have to admit sometimes I double this sauce recipe because it is so delicious.)
(4) Pour the sauce over the chicken and bake another 30 minutes. Take a spoon and baste the chicken every 10 minutes with the sauce in the dish for best results. (This is why twice the sauce is so good to have.)
This chicken is so moist and tasty it even heats up very well for “leftover night”, if there are any leftovers!!!
Deborah Anne Neely is a school teacher, mother of two, and shanty-town renowned chef. Her recipe for Baked Boot Leather Casserole earned first prize at the 1932 World Soup Kitchen and Breadline Tournament.
Leave a comment and tell her Deborah what you’ve got to work with, and she just may respond with the perfect recipe sure to go easy on the ole’ change purse.